Update To-Do Lists & Reminders on the Mac OS X Desktop from an iPhone
The new OS X Reminders app is iCloud enabled, and much like the Notes app, it lets you pin a list to the desktop. These two features combine to bring a synced and automatically updating To-Do list right to the Mac desktop, meaning if you change or complete a task while on the go from an iPhone or iPad, it will reflect instantaneously on the Mac and vice versa.
This great feature is very easy to use, but you’ll need OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 5 or later, and obviously you will have needed to set up iCloud in iOS and Mac OS X for this to work properly.
Pinning the Task List to the OS X Desktop
This simple action splits the chosen to-do list from the Reminders app:
- Launch Reminders in OS X and double-click on the to-do list you want to pin on the desktop
The task list will update without splitting it from the primary app, but the pinned Reminders lists take up much less space and are cleaner looking, making them more suitable for leaving around on the desktop.
Place the floating Reminders list anywhere on the desktop and now grab an iOS device to make remote changes to the list.
Update the Desktop To-Do List from an iPhone or iPad
Grab any iOS device with iCloud enabled and do the following:
- Open Reminders and make a change to the same task list that is floating on the OS X desktop
As long as the Mac (or iPad/iPhone/iPod) is online, the lists will automatically update to reflect changes made from any other machine using the same iCloud account.
Thanks to Luci for the tip